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Accident Case Settled Without Court

When a retired gentleman was struck by a truck, he turned to Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. to protect his rights. Attorney Paul N. Barbadoro lead a litigation attorneys team of BBB lawyers who investigated the accident quickly and found that the truck struck the client as he walked across a busy street. The client’s

Diligent Research Solves Title Issues and Avoids Costly Litigation

Prior to closing, an owner of a residential dwelling was informed by the buyer’s attorney that the title to the real estate was not marketable because documents within the chain of title did not sufficiently confirm the existence of a corporate entity or the identity of the corporate officers or the trustees or beneficiaries of

Implementation of the Uniform Probate Code

In January 2009, Governor Deval L. Patrick signed into law probate reforms that have been debated in the Commonwealth for nearly 20 years which is known as the Uniform Probate Code (“UPC”). The UPC comes into full effect on July 1, 2011, with the exception of the guardianship provisions which become effective on July 1,

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Is it for You?

In these tough economic times, going to court can be an expensive and time consuming manner in which to come to a resolution of a dispute. Alternative dispute resolution options are becoming a more popular way to resolve legal matters without the frustration of waiting for a court date and without incurring the expense of

Massachusetts 2009 Child Support Guidelines

As of January 1, 2009 the calculation of child support payments in Massachusetts has been changed. The new worksheet has been designed so that the income and certain of expenses of both the payor and the recipient are taken into consideration when calculating the final support order. The Child Support Guidelines apply to cases involving

Performance Bonds And Priority Of Article 9 Security Interests

The current recession has been particularly difficult for the construction industry. With some projects faltering and credit tight, property owners, contractors and lenders are struggling to assess risk. For construction projects where completion is secured by a performance bond, it is important to understand the basic legal rights of all those concerned. Generally, when a

Commercial Lending Update

The Federal Reserve recently surveyed senior loan officers from 60 large domestic banking institutions and the U.S. agencies of 24 foreign banks. The results: In the fourth quarter of 2008, 87 percent of loan officers said they have tightened their lending standards for commercial real estate loans. Banks are pointing to uncertain economic outlook, a

Receiving an Inheritance While on Medicaid

For most people, receiving an inheritance is something good, but not for a nursing home resident on Medicaid. Medicaid has strict income and resource limits, so an inheritance can cause a Medicaid recipient to be ineligible for benefits. At the present time a single individual is limited to $2,000.00 in countable assets and all income

Unfair Debt Collection

Are you being harassed by Debt Collectors? If so, here is what you need to know to proect yourself—You have rights! The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Debt Collection Regulations, and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers against invasion of privacy, abuse, debt collection harassment and other wrongful conduct